HyperDic: prevalence

English > 3 senses of the word prevalence:
NOUNattributeprevalencethe quality of prevailing generally
relationprevalence(epidemiology) the ratio (for a given time period) of the number of occurrences of a disease or event to the number of units at risk in the population
attributeprevalence, preponderancea superiority in numbers or amount
prevalence > pronunciation
Soundspreh'vahlahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > prevalence: 3 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe quality of prevailing generally; being widespread.
Example"he was surprised by the prevalence of optimism about the future"
Narrowercurrencygeneral acceptance or use
BroadergeneralityThe quality of being general or widespread or having general applicability
Spanishpredominio
Catalanpredomini, prevalença
Adjectivesprevalentmost frequent or common
Verbsprevailcontinue to exist
English > prevalence: 3 senses > noun 2, relation
Meaning(epidemiology) the ratio (for a given time period) of the number of occurrences of a disease or event to the number of units at risk in the population.
CategoryepidemiologyThe branch of medical science dealing with the transmission and control of disease
BroaderratioThe relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
Spanishprevalencia
Catalanprevalença
English > prevalence: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningA superiority in numbers or amount.
Synonympreponderance
Broadernumber, figureThe property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
Spanishpreponderancia
Verbsprevailbe larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance

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